Abbotsford: 5 Best Restaurants, Something for Everyone

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After living in Abbotsford for several years, and being a person who very much enjoys good food, I have eaten at just about every restaurant there is in Abbotsford. Here are what I consider the absolute must try places. For sushi there is a tiny little restaurant on South Fraser Way called Nikko ...

Syrian Refugees: Mainstreet Equity Housing Program Update

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The crisis in Syria began in 2011 as a part of the democratic uprising in the Arab world known as the Arab Spring. However, peaceful protests soon turned to violence when the Syrian Government attempted to suppress anti-government demonstrations throughout the nation. This violent crackdown ultimate...

Succeeding at Job Interviews (Mainstreet Equity Corp. Careers)

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I’m back with another installment of my tips for success series for recent college and university graduates. SUCCEEDING AT JOB INTERVIEWS So, you’ve made it to the interview stage. This means that the recruiter and the potential employer liked your resume and the initial phone screening p...

Easily Remove Pet Hair From Your Apartment

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Here are my easy, effective and inexpensive ways to get rid of pet hair from your home: Furniture Of course there is the method of using tape, which admittedly is time consuming and uses a lot of it, but is effective.  You can also remove pet hair from upholstery and fabric with dampened ru...

The myths and mistakes in choosing interior paint colours

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I am always surprised at how folklore advice can become so commonplace that we can all become guilty of accepting things as fact without ever really questioning the true validity of the shared declaration. Instead, we often just accept and adopt the new information as fact and share it forward. I...

New Year, New Tax Changes

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Middle Class Tax Cut Starting 2016, most of us are going to have more money in our pockets, thanks to the Liberal government’s middle class tax cut. This new tax rule will cause a reduction in the federal tax rate for income between $45,283 and $90,563 to 20.5% (from 22%) and an increase of 4% ...

8 Treasures in Surrey, BC

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1. Drop-In Family Ice Skating Ice skating has been a classic Canadian pastime for as long as anyone can remember, whether it be Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall. With several locations in North Surrey, Newton Exchange, Cloverdale and South Surrey, drop-in family ice-skating is a fantastic way to co...

Mainstreet Team Member Profile: Karen Engel

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Position at MEQ: Executive Assistant Grew up in: Red Deer Education/certifications: Bachelor of Management – International Relations Causes I support: Humane Society, Calgary Reads, Calgary Foodbank Favourite foods: Spaghetti, Chocolate Ice Cream Hobbies: Travel, photography, fi...

Surrey, BC: City of Parks

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The City of Surrey, the second largest city in British Columbia, with over 6,000 acres of parkland and green space gives it the moniker, City of Parks. There are over 200 parks within the city. We are very lucky to live here, as every resident has a park within walking distance. This means tha...

Baby, it’s cold outside!

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When I moved to Alberta few years ago, I didn't expect to have much trouble adapting to my new home. Having grown up in India, I knew there would be considerable differences, but I was confidant that with the a common language and some similarities in culture I would be able to adapt and one day ...